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David Matzenik


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Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 2:49 pm     Reply with quote

Did I just miss this guy, or is he a somewhat obscure and unsung hero?

Despite the accordion, its a pretty nice piece of Hawaiian steel.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqVFS_cvkoE
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Mitch Drumm


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Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 3:12 pm     Re: Joe Maize Reply with quote

David Matzenik wrote:
Did I just miss this guy, or is he a somewhat obscure and unsung hero?

Despite the accordion, its a pretty nice piece of Hawaiian steel.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqVFS_cvkoE


He has been discussed quite a bit on these forums in years past.

https://steelguitarforum.com/Forum2/HTML/000902.html

https://steelguitarforum.com/Forum2/HTML/001821.html

He made I think 3 LPs for Decca in the 1950s. One of them mostly Hawaiian as I recall. The others pop and novelty stuff.

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/joe-maize-his-cordsmen-mn0002161835

Died in Reno I think--20 or so years ago? I think he was from the east coast, but presumably settled in Reno because he played the hotels there a lot in the 50s and into the 60s. The live act was standard lounge affair of the time, with on-stage carrying on and banter.

Lots of stuff I like--mostly on an Epiphone I guess.

El Rancho Grande, How D'ya Do, Mapuana, Third Man Theme, Misirlou, etc, etc.

There is a video clip somewhere on Youtube. From the Patti Page Show in 1956, if memory serves. He roars through "Hawaiian War Chant"----the guy had fast hands.

Yeah, a hero, to me at least.


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Wally Pfeifer


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Post Posted 13 Jan 2018 9:22 am     Joe Maize Reply with quote

Very Happy Even with the accordion,- he has really nice fill-ins. I have a couple of his LPs. It's a good LP.
My 1500+ Hawaiian, Polynesian, Southseas LPs are for sale,- including Joe Maize.
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James Hartman


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Post Posted 13 Jan 2018 11:17 am     Re: Joe Maize Reply with quote

Mitch Drumm wrote:




So that big Epi console has the amp and speaker built into it? Wouldn't want to be hauling it around much.

I did a live film score gig in an old art deco theater a couple years back - that would have been a perfect match for the decor.
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Mitch Drumm


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Frostbite Falls, hard by Veronica Lake
Post Posted 13 Jan 2018 12:51 pm     Reply with quote

http://www.spaceagepop.com/maize.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phNncaJ5qz4

above live clip from the Patti Page show, 1956



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David Matzenik


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Post Posted 13 Jan 2018 1:20 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. What a great player, with a touch of Spike Jones. I just ordered the CD.
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